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Engage Ottawa

The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs, and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online engagement opportunities, your feedback helps to shape City decisions.

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to engage, share information and collaborate. You can weigh in on different online engagement opportunities using the City’s new innovative engagement platform, Engage Ottawa.

Ongoing engagement opportunities

Online engagement

  • Bank Street Active Transportation and Transit Priority Feasibility Study

    • The City of Ottawa has initiated the Bank Street Active Transportation and Transit Priority Feasibility Study, between Highway 417 and the Rideau Canal.

      The Official Plan designates Bank Street as a Mainstreet and Transit Priority Corridor, an Arterial Road and a Design Priority Area.

      The study will consult with the general public and stakeholders to examine options to improve transit service efficiency and reliability along the corridor, investigate opportunities to improve the travel environment for active transportation modes, undertake an assessment of impacts and trade-offs, identify a potential pilot project for early implementation and identify costs for potential implementation.

  • New Park in the Village of Richmond

    • The City is looking for your feedback on the design of a new Park located in Richmond Village. The New Park will be generally southwest of Meynell and Ottawa Street West. The Park will have frontage on two future streets: Checkerspot Avenue and Pearly Everlasting Crescent.

  • Frank Ryan Park Community Building Renewal

    • Residents are invited to participate in a public meeting to review the concept plans for the replacement of the Frank Ryan Park Field house on Monday, January 22, from 7:00-9:00p.m. The meeting participation is through Teams. A presentation will be followed by a questions and answer session.

      After the community meeting, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback during the comments period that will be open for 2 weeks (January 24- February 7). Documents from the presentation will be available in the ‘Documents’ folder on the right. Please provide comments prior to February 7, 2024.

  • Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program

    • On December 6, 2023, Ottawa City Council approved a community-wide vote to determine support for the continuation of the Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program.

      The proposed continuation of the Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program would take place from 2024 until 2027. The City of Ottawa has evaluated results from a request for proposals and GDG Environment has again been selected to administer the program. The continuation of this program would be funded by a special-area levy on your annual property tax bill. 

      Property owners in Ward 4 (Kanata North) will receive an information package in the mail from the City with background information on the program and the online voting process.

  • Urban Expansion in Future Neighbourhoods

    • The City of Ottawa is growing through the expansion and creation of new neighbourhoods across the City.

      In late 2022, The Province and City approved the new Official Plan(External link) that identified new growth areas to accommodate new housing, industry, businesses, parks and cultural assets. 

      Each of these areas will undergo a planning process in keeping with the guidelines for new plan development. This includes environmental, engineering and related background studies, context specific information and public engagement. As each plan area has its own challenges and opportunities, terms of reference have been created to ensure appropriate and sufficient information is gathered to plan each area sensitive to the surrounding neighbourhoods, contexts and to ensure each area is in keeping with the larger goals of the Official Plan.

  • Neighbourhood plan for Barrhaven South - Phase 4

    • This page will be your hub for all documents, opportunities to engage and other information related to the neighbourhood plan for Barrhaven South – Phase 4.

  • Neighbourhood plan for Barrhaven South- Phase 3

    • This page will be your hub for all documents, opportunities to engage and other information related to the neighbourhood plan for Barrhaven South – Phase 3.

  • Neighbourhood plan for South Stittsville

    • This page will be your hub for all documents, opportunities to engage and other information related to the neighbourhood plan for South Stittsville.

  • Commemorative Naming Policy Review

    • The City is requesting your feedback regarding a review of the current Commemorative Naming Policy for Municipal Streets, Parks and Facilities. Information gathered from this public engagement initiative will assist us in the development of a revised policy that values the perspectives and uniqueness of Ottawa.

  • NEW Urban Design Guidelines for Low-Rise Infill Housing
    • The City of Ottawa is developing new comprehensive Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing for approval by Council in 2023. The Guidelines will reflect the policies and directions in the new Official Plan adopted by Council in October 2021.
  • Lansdowne 2.0
    • Lansdowne is a place of history and civic pride. For over 175 years, it has been a gathering place for neighbours, residents of Eastern Ontario and Western Québec, and for tourists from across Canada and around the world. It is a place of connection and celebration for sports, cultural and community eventsIn 2012, City Council entered into a 30-year partnership (now a 40-year partnership) with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) for the renewal and revitalization of Lansdowne with a new South Stadium Stands, new mixed-use retail and reimagined public realm spaces and subterranean parking.
    • Climate Resiliency Strategy
      • The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.

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